Motorcade of Generosity

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Motorcade of Generosity
Cake Motorcade of Generosity.jpg
Studio album by Cake
Released February 7, 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:12
Label Capricorn
Producer Cake
Cake chronology
Motorcade of Generosity
Fashion Nugget
(1996)Fashion Nugget1996
Singles from Motorcade of Generosity
  1. "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Jolene"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Ruby Sees All"
    Released: 1995

Motorcade of Generosity is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Cake. It was released on February 7, 1994 through Capricorn Records label.


In the band's March 12, 2008 newsletter Cake announced a re-issue of the album in the form of a "special edition value added Digipak configuration including bonus video content and a Motorcade decal", also mentioning a future release of the album on vinyl. The re-issue was, however, later pushed back. In the June 2nd fan newsletter, Cake announced Upbeat Record's June 9 re-release of Motorcade of Generosity. On January 14, 2009 a special limited edition orange vinyl re-issue of the album was made available for purchase on the band's official website. It sold out in two days. The band announced plans to release a black vinyl and CD re-issue in the spring.[citation needed]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune2/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]

Motorcade of Generosity has received a mixed-to-favorable response from critics. AllMusic critic Darryl Cater stated that "Cake's minimalist jams occasionally get repetitive." Nevertheless, Cater also noted that "there are enough standouts here to easily qualify Motorcade as a keeper."[1] Music reviewer Robert Christgau described the album as "unambiguity from the near side of cool."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John McCrea, except as indicated.

1."Comanche" 2:09
2."Ruby Sees All" 3:00
3."Up So Close" 3:13
4."Pentagram" 2:19
5."Jolene"Greg Brown, McCrea5:19
6."Haze of Love" 3:08
7."You Part the Waters"Brown, McCrea2:50
8."Is This Love?" 3:19
9."Jesus Wrote a Blank Check" 3:10
10."Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" 4:14
11."I Bombed Korea" 2:19
12."Mr. Mastodon Farm"Brown5:27
13."Ain't No Good" 2:40


  • John McCrea – vocals, guitar
  • Greg Brown – guitar, organ
  • Vince DiFiore – trumpet
  • Victor Damiani – bass
  • Todd Roper – drums
Additional personnel
  • Frank French – drums on tracks 5, 8, 10, 11
  • Gabriel Nelson – bass on tracks 5, 8, 10, 11
  • Hag – extra background vocals


  1. ^ a b Cater, Darryl. "Motorcade of Generosity – Cake | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hollingsworth, Chauncey (1995-05-11). "Cake Motorcade of Generosity (Capricorn)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Cake". Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 130. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 

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